Rain, rain go away, come again another day! If we can't beat it we may as well embrace it. Here are some sure to be fast and fun trail and road races in December for Seattle.
The Winterfest 5k begins in DeYoung Park in Woodinville, WA. Participants over the age of 21 get a complimentary beer ticket and early bird registrants will receive a free t-shirt. The Winterfest 5k is part of Woodinville's Winterfest Street Fair and you can expect Santa Photos, a Wine and Beer garden, and a great time.
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Date: December 9, 2017
Distances: 1K Fun Run, 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon
The Santa Runs Tacoma race offers 3 different distances - a half marathon, 10K and 5K, making it the perfect event for everyone! Get into the holiday spirit this season and participate in the Santa Runs Tacoma. Dressing in costume is highly encouraged! The half marathon has a cap of 1000 runners.
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Date: December 10, 2017
Seattle's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others. Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5-kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. This is one of the largest and most popular fundraiser runs of the season. It features both a walk, as well as a timed 5k run for runners looking to get out and go for some speed.
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Date: December 17, 2017
Distances: 5K, 12K
The first 2,000 participants to register for this race will get a custom 12Ks of Christmas Toboggan Beanie along with an amazing finisher medal, personalized bib number and chip timing. The event starts and finishes at Heritage Park in Kirkland, WA. There will be an awards ceremony near the finish line festival area where the top 3 male and female finishers in both the 5K and the 12K will be presented their awards. We will also announce the first place finisher for each age group category.
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Dates/ Distances: Redmond Reindeer Romp: December 2, 2017 - 5-Mile & Half Marathon
Seward Solstice: December 16, 2017 - 4.2-Mile & 10K
Absolution Run: December 31, 2017 - 4-Mile & 8-Mile
This Winter Trail Series celebrates Seattle and the Eastside’s local parks with trail runs that will keep your winter fitness warm. All events have a choice of at least two distances, with shorter course lengths ranging from 4-8 kilometers (2.5-5 miles), and longer course lengths ranging from 10-21 kilometers (6-13 miles). So rally your running pals and put these motivating events on your calendar!
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Date: December 9, 2017
The Deception Pass 50K is a 50k trail race in, around, and through Deception Pass State Park. The route boasts some fantastic Pacific Northwest scenery (think tidal landscapes, old growth forest, and seaside bluffs). Runners will follow a mostly single track course through the park and wrap things up with a great post race spread (nom nom nom!).
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